Murray faces sixth seed Humbert in Metz first round
Here are the draws for the two ATP 250 events this week – in Metz, France and Astana, Kazakhstan
Former world No 1 Andy Murray will face sixth seed Ugo Humbert in the first round of the ATP Moselle Open in Metz, France this week.
34-year-old Murray is now ranked No 116 in the world and needed a wild card to enter the event. He reached the second round of the ATP Challenger in France last week and also put up a good show at the US Open – losing to third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a dramatic five-setter.
Murray and Humbert have met only once – in Antwerp in 2019 when the Brit won a hard-fought three-setter en route to the winning the title – his most recent on the tour.
Former top 10 players from France – Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon – are also in the draw.
Karatsev and Bublik are top seeds at Nur-Sultan Astana Open
Meanwile, Australian Open semi-finalist Aslan Karastsev is the top seed over at this week’s ATP 250 event in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The Russian is followed by home favourite Alexander Bublik, Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovc – with all top four seeds enjoying a first-round bye.
Italian teen Lorenzo Musetti, who snapped a five-match losing streak by winning his first round at the US Open before going down in the second, and defending champion John Millman are also in the draw.